It, being my crazy nervousness, finally turned around yesterday as the Expo approached. Ok, go ahead and make your shopping jokes now (I can hear my Mom now, “of COURSE shopping gets you excited”). They are warranted and probably true. LOL. Don’t judge. Anyway, as you can see (and probably everyone in the city of Philadelphia) I was BEYOND pumped. And I wanted my picture with EVERYTHING (nothing new really).
OK, ANYWAY, I also wanted to BUY one of everything. I LOOOOVE race Expos. I think some of that is due to me being a race newbie and the only other real one I went to was for Broad Street. Yeah, ok, bad argument. Pretty much anything that involves shopping is my favorite, especially when you add the element of RUNNING! 🙂 So here are a few of my finds. I HAVE to say that One More Mile was BY FAR my favorite stand. They had the FUNNIEST BEST sayings on their products. Some of my favorite sayings were:
I also got a t-shirt that says, “If found on ground, please drag across finish line. LOVE it! Some other sayings I loved:
I thought they said “RUM”
Running is cheaper than therapy
Toenails are overrated
Runners are Phunner
LOVED that stand. OK, so among my other purchases:
The YURBUDS are for REAL! They totally work. Mine are always flying out of my ears, especially if it is windy out. The women looked at my ears and goes, “oh, you’re a size 6.” And I was! Pretty cool talent, no? Anyway, definitely check them out. They work. They cost 20 bucks. TOTALLY worth it. I also bought CRAZY compression shorts from a company I am forgetting the name of but will update when I retrieve them to find out. Along with those (that ALSO totally worked to ease my inner hip pain by compression) I got a sports bra by the same company, some Arctic Ease tape (amazing as well- it is cold and feels wet almost, but is not, and is better than ice because you can keep it on from 4-6 hours and it wont damage tissue like ice due to its temperature).
OOHHHH KKKKKK…moving on. Getting ready for the race. I am a freak. Here is how I pack… I lay out my items like so:
Anyway, the day before the race was almost as fun as the day of! Recap to come!
Do you like race expos!?!? Or do you get tired of them?!?!